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1998 Dallas Cowboys

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10-6-0, Finished 1st in NFC East Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.5, Offense: 0.9, Defense: 2.6, SoS: -3.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 381 points (23.8/g), 9th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 275 points (17.2/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 106 points (6.6/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.9-5.1.

Coach: Chan Gailey (10-6-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Campo

Stadium: Texas Stadium
 Training Camp: Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, Texas)

Team Info

Owner/President/General Manager Jerry Jones
Offensive Scheme Erhardt-Perkins
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 381 5450 992 5.5 15 7 29 308 279 474 3436 17 8 7.0 154 499 2014 21 4.0 125
Team Defense 275 5164 988 5.2 26 12 30 276 290 553 3545 21 14 6.0 162 401 1619 10 4.0 84
Lg Rank Offense 9 8 1 5 9 26 9 20 1 5 6 8 2 14
Lg Rank Defense 3 18 19 13 9 24 22 11 19 21 8 12 10 17

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore W 1-0 Arizona Cardinals 38 10 30 444 256 188 3 13 205 160 45 2
2 Sun September 13 boxscore L 1-1 @ Denver Broncos 23 42 18 370 201 169 21 515 306 209
3 Mon September 21 boxscore W 2-1 @ New York Giants 31 7 11 302 224 78 16 252 196 56 4
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 2-2 Oakland Raiders 12 13 16 275 207 68 3 13 288 159 129
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 3-2 @ Washington Redskins 31 10 21 387 163 224 1 14 256 164 92 1
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 4-2 Carolina Panthers 27 20 22 428 277 151 2 16 304 267 37 3
7 Sun October 18 boxscore L 4-3 @ Chicago Bears 12 13 13 236 128 108 1 18 299 220 79 2
8 Bye Week
9 Mon November 2 boxscore W 5-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 34 0 20 294 173 121 15 200 104 96 3
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 6-3 New York Giants 16 6 16 327 165 162 15 286 127 159 1
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W 7-3 @ Arizona Cardinals 35 28 23 354 208 146 28 480 448 32 2
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 8-3 Seattle Seahawks 30 22 29 465 292 173 1 17 249 183 66 2
13 Thu November 26 boxscore L 8-4 Minnesota Vikings 36 46 32 513 455 58 21 471 353 118 1
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L 8-5 @ New Orleans Saints 3 22 10 182 174 8 17 328 215 113 2
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 8-6 @ Kansas City Chiefs 17 20 14 247 196 51 2 23 383 200 183
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 9-6 Philadelphia Eagles 13 9 11 248 95 153 2 15 356 231 125 1
17 Sun December 27 boxscore W 10-6 Washington Redskins 23 7 22 378 222 156 14 292 212 80 2
Playoffs
WildCard Sat January 2 boxscore L 10-7 Arizona Cardinals 7 20 20 260 164 96 3 14 346 213 133 2

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
8 Troy Aikman 32 QB 11 11 7-4-0 187 315 59.4 2330 12 3.8 5 1.6 67 7.4 7.4 12.5 211.8 88.5 9 58 7.01 7.06 2.8
17 Jason Garrett 32 qb 8 5 3-2-0 91 158 57.6 1206 5 3.2 3 1.9 80 7.6 7.4 13.3 150.8 84.5 10 52 6.87 6.66 6.0
11 Mike Quinn 24 3 0 1 1 100.0 10 0 0.0 0 0.0 10 10.0 10.0 10.0 3.3 108.3 0 0 10.00 10.00 0.0
Team Total 27.0 16 10-6-0 279 474 58.9 3546 17 3.6 8 1.7 80 7.5 7.4 12.7 221.6 87.2 19 110 6.97 6.93 3.9 0 0
Opp Total 16 290 553 52.4 3767 21 3.8 14 2.5 6.8 6.43 13.0 235.4 76.3 34 222 6.0 5.7 5.8

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
22 Emmitt Smith* 29 RB 16 16 319 1332 13 32 4.2 83.3 19.9 27 175 6.5 2 24 1.7 10.9 1507 15 3
20 Sherman Williams 25 rb 16 2 64 220 1 24 3.4 13.8 4.0 11 104 9.5 0 30 0.7 6.5 324 1 0
42 Chris Warren 30 9 0 59 291 4 49 4.9 32.3 6.6 13 66 5.1 1 15 1.4 7.3 357 5 0
8 Troy Aikman 32 QB 11 11 22 69 2 23 3.1 6.3 2.0 69 2 3
17 Jason Garrett 32 qb 8 5 11 14 0 5 1.3 1.8 1.4 14 0 4
48 Daryl Johnston 32 FB 16 13 8 17 0 6 2.1 1.1 0.5 18 60 3.3 1 9 1.1 3.8 77 1 0
11 Mike Quinn 24 3 0 5 -6 0 -1 -1.2 -2.0 1.7 -6 0 0
87 Billy Davis 26 WR 16 11 4 15 0 8 3.8 0.9 0.3 39 691 17.7 3 80 2.4 43.2 706 3 1
85 Ernie Mills 30 wr 11 1 3 9 0 5 3.0 0.8 0.3 28 479 17.1 4 43 2.5 43.5 488 4 0
88 Michael Irvin 32 WR 16 15 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 74 1057 14.3 1 51 4.6 66.1 1058 1 1
86 Eric Bjornson 27 te 16 4 1 7 1 7 7.0 0.4 0.1 15 218 14.5 1 43 0.9 13.6 225 2 0
82 Jeff Ogden 23 16 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 0.8 0.1 8 63 7.9 0 12 0.5 3.9 75 0 1
4 Toby Gowin 23 P 16 0 1 33 0 33 33.0 2.1 0.1 33 0 0
89 David LaFleur 24 TE 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 176 8.8 2 24 1.5 13.5 176 2 1
81 Patrick Jeffers 25 wr 8 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 330 18.3 2 67 2.3 41.3 330 2 0
21 Deion Sanders*+ 31 PR/RCB 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 100 14.3 0 55 0.6 9.1 100 0 1
83 Hayward Clay 25 te 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 27 27.0 0 27 0.3 9.0 27 0 0
Team Total 27.0 16 499 2014 21 49 4.0 125.9 31.2 279 3546 12.7 17 80 17.4 221.6 5560 38 18
Opp Total 16 401 1619 10 4.0 101.2 25.1 290 3545 12.2 21 18.1 221.6 5164 31 23

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
23 Kevin Mathis 24 KR 13 4 2 3 0 5 1.5 25 621 0 42 24.8 624
21 Deion Sanders*+ 31 PR/RCB 11 11 24 375 2 69 15.6 1 16 0 16 16.0 491
32 Tyrone Hughes 28 4 0 10 93 0 35 9.3 11 274 0 36 24.9 367
42 Chris Warren 30 9 0 2 11 0 6 5.5 5 90 0 23 18.0 458
20 Sherman Williams 25 rb 16 2 4 103 0 40 25.8 427
82 Jeff Ogden 23 16 0 3 65 0 28 21.7 140
87 Billy Davis 26 WR 16 11 1 10 0 10 10.0 716
89 David LaFleur 24 TE 13 13 1 12 0 12 12.0 188
26 Kevin Smith 28 LCB 14 14 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
Team Total 27.0 16 39 493 2 69 12.6 51 1191 0 42 23.4 7244
Opp Total 16 34 210 0 6.2 69 1274 0 18.5

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
4 Toby Gowin 23 P 16 0 77 3342 65 1 43.4
3 Richie Cunningham 28 K 16 0 1 1 9 9 11 8 11 10 3 1 35 29 82.9% 40 40 100.0%
Team Total 27.0 16 1 1 9 9 11 8 11 10 3 1 35 29 82.9% 40 40 100.0% 77 3342 65 1 43.4
Opp Total 16 19 16 84.2% 30 29 96.7% 85 3604 42.4

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
56 Randall Godfrey 25 LLB 16 16 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 70 16
28 Darren Woodson* 29 SS 16 15 3.0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 66 12
55 Fred Strickland 32 MLB 16 15 51 30
52 Dexter Coakley 26 RLB 16 16 2.0 1 18 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 55 17
26 Kevin Smith 28 LCB 14 14 2 31 0 22 0 1 0 0 0 0 51 5
24 Omar Stoutmire 24 FS 16 12 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 36 16
97 Kavika Pittman 24 LDE 15 15 6.0 1 0 2 7 0 37 4
31 George Teague 27 fs 16 5 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 35 8
98 Greg Ellis 23 RDE 16 16 3.0 1 0 1 2 0 27 12
78 Leon Lett* 30 LDT 16 15 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 30 6
23 Kevin Mathis 24 KR 13 4 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 6 0 28 4
21 Deion Sanders*+ 31 PR/RCB 11 11 5 153 1 71 0 0 1 1 0 0 22 3
95 Chad Hennings 33 RDT 16 16 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 22 7
30 Kenny Wheaton 23 db 15 1 1 41 0 41 0 0 0 2 15 1 21 6 1
99 Hurvin McCormack 26 dt 16 1 5.0 0 0 1 0 0 18 4
25 Charlie Williams 26 db 15 3 19 0
94 Michael Myers 22 dt 16 1 3.0 10 5
93 Artie Smith 28 16 0 11 6
43 Izell Reese 24 16 0 1 6 0 6 0 4 0
27 Singor Mobley 26 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0
96 Antonio Anderson 25 5 0 2 0
17 Jason Garrett 32 qb 8 5 0 4 0 -17 0
22 Emmitt Smith* 29 RB 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
8 Troy Aikman 32 QB 11 11 0 3 0 -20 0
34 Larry Brown 29 4 0 1 0
87 Billy Davis 26 WR 16 11 0 1 1 0 0
76 Flozell Adams 23 RG 16 12 0 0 1 0 0
32 Tyrone Hughes 28 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
88 Michael Irvin 32 WR 16 15 0 1 0 0 0
63 Mike Kiselak 31 c 15 7 0 0 1 0 0
89 David LaFleur 24 TE 13 13 0 1 0 0 0
82 Jeff Ogden 23 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
42 Chris Warren 30 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.0 16 34.0 14 250 1 71 0 13 18 21 -7 1 619 161 1
Opp Total 16 19 23 11 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Richie Cunningham 28 K 16 0 40 29 127
22 Emmitt Smith* 29 RB 16 16 13 2 15 90
42 Chris Warren 30 9 0 4 1 5 30
85 Ernie Mills 30 wr 11 1 4 4 24
87 Billy Davis 26 WR 16 11 3 3 18
21 Deion Sanders*+ 31 PR/RCB 11 11 2 1 3 18
8 Troy Aikman 32 QB 11 11 2 2 12
86 Eric Bjornson 27 te 16 4 1 1 2 12
81 Patrick Jeffers 25 wr 8 1 2 2 12
89 David LaFleur 24 TE 13 13 2 2 12
30 Kenny Wheaton 23 db 15 1 1 1 1 8
88 Michael Irvin 32 WR 16 15 1 1 6
48 Daryl Johnston 32 FB 16 13 1 1 6
20 Sherman Williams 25 rb 16 2 1 1 6
Team Total 27.0 16 21 17 2 1 1 42 40 29 1 381
Opp Total 16 10 21 1 2 29 16 1 275